After Sonu Nigam's recent rant against amplified calls for morning prayers, actress-singer Suchitra Krishnamoorthi has criticised the "aggressive/ear shattering call for 'azaan'", saying she does not need public loudspeakers to remind her of God.
Her tweets were met with both praise and scorn. While some commended her for talking about the issue, others sexually abused her online, calling her an attention-seeker and, worse, a prostitute.
Suchitra, while sharing the abusive messages in a tweet, said, "Look at these perverts! Feel sorry for my India -with this kind of attitude towards women it's no wonder we've become rape capital of d world."
Look at these perverts! Feel sorry for my India -with this kind of attitude towards women its no wonder we've become rape capital of d world pic.twitter.com/Hteg0IXRM8— Suchitra (@suchitrak) July 25, 2017
However, some people tweeted in support of the actress and called out on the sexual abuse:
Sonu Nigam dint get called a prostitute by the mullahs when he said he came home at 4am@suchitrak— Blah (@I_yam_nendu) July 25, 2017
Going by flak @suchitrak is facing, for expressing azaan disturbed her peace & quiet, shows people justify even illegality if its religious.— Amrita Bhinder (@amritabhinder) July 24, 2017
The trolls began tweeting vile messages at Suchitra after she expressed her displeasure on July 24 at 'azaan' being blared through loudspeakers.
came home at 4.45 am 2 most aggressive/ ear shattering call of azaan. Nothing more lowlife & dumb than such extreme imposed religiousity— Suchitra (@suchitrak) July 23, 2017
When another user reminded her that singer Sonu Nigam had to quit Twitter after he criticised the 'azaan' call, which later snowballed into a political controversy, Suchitra said, "Well the 'azaan' seems to have gotten louder since his tweet. It's ridiculous. He tweeted from the same location as me."
Suchitra's comments come after Sonu Nigam had tweeted a similar opinion in April, dubbing use of loudspeakers for broadcasting sermons and calls to prayers as hooliganism.
(With inputs from PTI)
(Feature image source: Twitter)